The Living with Tigers Project

The Living with Tigers Project

The Living with Tigers Project

The Northwich Royal Vale Rotary Club have donated £1, 050 to the Chester Zoo for a programme to protect the tigers in Nepal as they are becoming endangered due to being trapped and shot by locals as the tigers are killing children, families and farmers' livestock. The majority of casualties resulting from tiger attacks happen when the villagers venture in to the forest to collect food which is a valuable resource to them.  Two men were killed in 2014.  Both had left the village to go in to the forest and recently two women collecting food were killed by tigers. On top of this there are high levels of livestock predation incidents; so not only are the local people worried about getting resources from within the forest they are also at risk of losing their livestock which they also rely on for survival. Through speaking to villagers it has been discovered that the majority would like to move out of the areas as they don't feel safe or that coexistence with wildlife is possible. Also there are cases where tigers have killed people in their houses.

In return for donations for the project Chester Zoo are making available for children from disadvantaged schools the opportunity to visit Chester Zoo.

At a recent Club Meeting members agreed for £200 to be given to the Northwich Vale Royal Rotary Club towards the Project and an additional £180 to cover the cost of a coach to take a class of children + helpers from the Nantwich Primary Academy to Chester Zoo.

Following the visit the children will come to the Club and give a short power point presentation of their time at the Zoo.

For further information about the Project - Ctrl Click http://www.actforwildlife.org.uk/tigers/living-with-tigers

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